Home > Mental health > Brain > News News All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News How do we recognise familiar songs almost instantaneously? Music can be used to break through to dementia patients for whom the memory of their favourite tunes appears well-preserved. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains Obesity may change the teen brain, MRI study shows There is evidence linking obesity to certain brain structure differences. Recent studies have found evidence of brain tissue 'shrinkage' among people with high levels of body fat. Even a little moderate exercise may bring a brain boost Researchers found that roughly 10 to 20 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a day was associated with better brain function. Stereotypes about girls and maths don't add up, and the research proves it Researchers have found that children's brains function similarly regardless of their gender. Does too much screen time stunt toddlers' brains? A new study recommends that parents who let their children watch screens should rather use the time to personally interact with them. Scientists shed light on how brains turn pain up or down By better understanding the brain mechanisms responsible for pain modulation, researchers hope to eventually find better cures. What are the best foods to fuel your brain? Fish isn't the only food your brain needs. What affects people’s brain function as they grow older? We sought answers in rural South Africa We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor. WATCH: Paralysed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton A French man paralysed in a night club accident can walk again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton in what scientists say is a breakthrough providing hope to tetraplegics seeking to regain movement. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.